Fine Art Wedding Photography – My Vision:
My vision is to create images that capture the essence of my couple: their love, laughter, joy, and style. My desire is to produce authentic, emotive imagery that encapsulate those relationships between the couple and their loved ones. My photography is inspired by natural and timeless imagery that reflect the true personalities and experiences of each couple’s wedding that can be enjoyed for years to come. As such, we specialize in natural light photography. I view my photography as a celebration of life. I strive to shoot the feeling of each particular wedding day so that my photographs will still hold their power decades later. In the end, I imagine that moment in the distant future when my clients are paging through their wedding album with their grandchildren and reliving that same love, laughter, and joy with them.
I prefer to photograph from inside the wedding, rather than as a detached observer. I am discreet and hidden when I need to be yet am directive when necessary, like when I'm gathering family members for a group shot. I like to think that my experience and personality adds a level of calm to the wedding day. My calm, fun, and easygoing demeanor sets me apart from other photographers. I believe my ability to genuinely connect and to get couples to relax in front of the camera allows me to capture real moments and candid images.
Cinematic Storytelling – My Video Team:
Storytelling is extremely important to me, and my videography team films and edits each wedding to reflect our couple’s big day and their unique personalities. My videography studio is comprised of a small team of filmmakers experienced in capturing sound, motion, and most importantly emotion. My filmmakers tell each wedding story using the most advanced cameras and aerial equipment. My team also uses telephoto lenses to capture the ceremony and reception as unobtrusively and discretely as possible.
A Modern Touch - My Photo Booths:
My photo booth is an open-air style. We can easily fit a group of friends or family into an image without being confined to a small space. My photo booth uses high quality cameras, professional lighting, and an elegant range of backdrops to provide high quality 4x6 prints in a range of customized designs.
37 Reviews for Joseph Esser Photo and Video
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Christine · Married on 04/06/2019
Best. Vendor. Choice. Ever.
Choosing Joseph Esser to be our wedding photographer was definitely one of the best planning decisions we made! From the day we first contacted him to the day of our wedding, he was always so patient and kind to us. He responded to all of our questions promptly and never made us feel like we were asking stupid questions (even though we probably were, ha).
On the day of our wedding, he showed up on time and was so nice to all of our family, friends, and other vendors. Even though I was running 30-45 minutes behind schedule (my florist completely messed up my bouquet and my mom literally had to make me a new bouquet), Joseph was super understanding and kept reassuring me not to worry. Despite the delay, he made sure to get all the photos that I had on my shot list without making us feel rushed. It was also a hot day and he made every effort to keep us in the shade for the photos so we wouldn't be squinting or sweating. Everyone in our wedding party told us that our photographer was awesome and made them feel comfortable, even those who tend to be camera-shy.
Less than a month after our wedding, Joseph emailed us to say that our photos were ready! I had heard from other married friends that their photographers took 2-3 months, so this quick turnaround was such a pleasant surprise! Our photos are all SO beautiful. We did not have a fancy wedding, but Joseph made our wedding look like it belonged in a magazine. I am tremendously grateful to have beautiful photos to keep for the rest of our lives. Joseph is just a super talented, genuinely nice guy who wants to make sure your day is stress-free and that you have gorgeous photos to remember it. Hire him for your wedding - you won't regret it. Thank you so much for everything, Joseph!!!Sent on 05/18/2019
Steve · Married on 10/07/2018
We booked Joseph a couple months before our engagement photo shoot. We looked at his work through instagram and we both were amazed by his work. He was able to answer all of our questions and give us great recommendations in locations as to what we wanted as a backdrop. We went with his underwater photo session in addition to the land shoot. We were very anxious as to what to expect the day of the shoot. He was great in dictating us how to pose and what kind of shot he was trying to achieve When we arrived he was ready to shoot and with all the previous emails we had with him he knew what we wanted. He was extremely patient, professional and re-did a lot of shots to get that perfect moment. The water session was great. He had his assistant paddle us out to calm waters, worked on getting the perfect shot.Sent on 07/15/2018
After the photo shoot, he gave us a sample of what we would be getting and the stand alone sample was worth the money IMO by itself. We asked other vendors on pricing and the value we got out of Joseph was so much better off the bat with our initial phone calls and emails.
Erika · Married on 10/05/2017
Joseph and his team captured in a spectacular video our vow renewal ceremony. My husband and I are sooo happy and grateful that we hired Joseph to film our special day. They were very professional, they kindly guided us to record the most beautiful footage. Thank you for the most magical video!!! :)Sent on 11/12/2017
Joseph Esser Photo and Video's reply:THANK YOU so much, Erika! It was our pleasure to work with you! Thank you for making our work easy!
Joseph Esser is terrific at what he does! He makes you feel comfortable around the camera and captures the natural chemistry between each couple. He is very responsive in emails and always professional! We love working with him!!
Brides and planners love Joseph. He is easy to work with, efficient with his time and his photography is amazing!
Beautiful photography, very friendly and easy to work with.